Mazak has certified CNC Software Inc., a leading developer and supplier of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, as the newest member of its Value Inspired Partners (VIP) technology program. CNC Software established its well-known reputation with the development of Mastercam CAD/CAM software that continues to provide designers, NC programmers and engineers as well as machinists on the shop floor with powerful programming capabilities.
Stemming from Mazak’s commitment to provide more comprehensive solutions to manufacturers, the VIP program brings together producers of complementary technologies to create more innovative products and turnkey processes. Collaborating on R&D and integration efforts, the VIP program fosters a high level of cooperation and technological integration that moves well beyond individual pieces of equipment. The program also fuels development of comprehensive training solutions for manufacturers across all market segments.
As a VIP, CNC Software brings to Mazak customers programming solutions for milling, turning, wire EDM, router programming, plasma cutting and lasers, along with 3D design and drafting. From one-person shops to large manufacturing corporations, Mastercam users gain faster, easier part programming and enhanced machining for overall increased productivity – all from an affordable CAD/CAM package.
“Like Mazak, CNC Software has, from its start, continued a steadfast dedication to always provide state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies tailored specifically to customer needs and backed by exceptional service and support,” said Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corporation. “We are pleased to welcome them as the newest member of our VIP program.”
Founded in 1983, CNC Software is one of the oldest companies in the PC-based CAD/CAM industry. The company was among the first to introduce CAD/CAM software designed for both the machinist and the engineer, providing a practical solution to both markets. While the original version of Mastercam focused on two-dimensional (2D) CAM, it was also one of the first micro-based CAM packages to include CAD capabilities.
“We are proud to be certified a Mazak VIP. Such partnerships are critical to making sure that customers get the most from their machine and software investments,” said Meghan West, president of CNC Software Inc. “The closer we work together, the better we can ensure that our advances in technology take full advantage of Mazak’s machine innovations. We are very excited to be working so closely with a company that truly embraces a leadership role in technology.”
Members of the VIP program work with Mazak in product development and the creation of training events and seminars spanning a broad range of topics. For more information on the Mazak VIP program and CNC Software, please visit MazakUSA.com/VIP.